Some stories do indeed take on their own life, and the one concerning Eliot Spitzer is a great example. In other parts of the world the fact that he engaged the services of a high priced hooker, would have not even made it to page 27 of the worst local newspaper. Had this happened in France or Italy, the average response would have been, â€œSo whatâ€. But the US is a different beast. Yes there is the aspect of personal morality, but the key in that phrase is the word ‘personal’. Do I agree with what happened? No, I do not, but neither do I agree with him being hounded.
This morning I was watching my local TV station, one that had never even heard of Eliot Spitzer prior to them reading about his problems in the newspapers. Their angle was to interview a University of Alberta professor who postulated that Eliot Spitzer is a sex addict! Now I think that is going a bit far, he may have been stupid, and he may have no personal money management skills, but does that really matter? Does his predilection for $4000 an hour Ho effect his ability to govern?
Of course there are questions as to what a 4k Ho offers that the low cost ones don’t, but I guess Eliot is unlikely to tell us. At least Bill Clinton didn’t pay for the service. That’s why he was president and Spitzer was only a Governor! Interns rule! I’ll bet Bill is salivating at the prospect of ‘Monica two’.
The MSM (Main Stream Media) were obviously having a slow news day, and have created a monster, what at best should have been a family fight, has disintegrated into ruined careers, and likely lives.